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Going Green Day - Harriet Barclay

Today is Going Green! This theme was inspired by the start of Spring! Oklahoma Hall of Fame member Harriet Barclay spent her whole life working with plants! She was born in Minnesota, but called Tulsa, Oklahoma her home. Barclay had over 35,000 plants! You can learn more by reading Harriet Barclay’s Oklahoma Hall of Fame biography.

You can also check out these other Oklahoma Hall of Fame Members that loved plants: Herman Meinders and John T. Nickel.

Movie Time! The movie A Bug’s Life does a great job of celebrating all the wonderful things about spring! This movie is available for rent on Amazon. If you want to learn more about Earth’s seasons, including spring, check out this free educational video for kids (recommended ages 6+).

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Storytime! A fun storytime book about spring is Wow! Said the Owl by Tim Hopgood. You can watch the story being read aloud here!

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Arts & Crafts! There are so many great crafts to do in spring! Here are a few of our favorites! You can make a paper plate caterpillar with paper plates, markers, some paper. Find the full guide here! Egg carton flowers are another one of our favorites!

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Make & Eat it! Springtime brings lots of new foods into season! Fruits and vegetables are great for us all year round, but they are always the most appetizing when it starts getting warm again. Check out this Strawberry Pretzel Pie recipe from Oklahoma Hall of Fame member Ree Drummond, the Pioneer Woman!

Listen to it! Check out this link for springtime tunes that are made just for kids! This is a fun way for young children to learn about seasons changing and all of the fun things that come with spring. These are great resources to teach older children about season changes. These resources provide ways to explain season changes as well!

Keep learning more of Oklahoma’s Story! We hope that you have a fun time at home creating your own Going Green theme! As always, there’s more to this Oklahoma story, come back tomorrow and we’ll have more for you to explore! Please post pictures of your Going Green day and share them with us: #ohofathome

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